Title: The Incredible Brazilian
Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston
Publication Date: 1972
Edition: 1st Edition.
New York. 1972. Holt Rinehart & Winston. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. 336 pages. October 1972. hardcover. Jacket illustration by Sal Murdocca Craven & Evans. 0030019516. keywords: Literature England Pakistan. inventory # 4122. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Brawling, bawdy, and picaresque, THE INCREDIBLE BRAZILIAN uses the opening of seventeenth-century Brazil as the setting for the adventures of one of literature’s least lovable and most likable rogues: Gregôrio Peixoto da Silva Xavier, The second son of a prosperous planter, Gregorio is fourteen when the novel opens-a fop and a virgin, his self-esteem knows no bounds. Neither does his enterprise, and he soon rids himself of his unwanted innocence and embarks upon a series of wildly comic, wonderfully fantastical escapades. By novel’s end, Gregôrio has - if not honorably, then with great daring- made, lost, and made again several fortunes, Told with wry and mocking wit, Gregôrio’s life story is a delightfully outrageous ribald comedy, an absorbing and compelling adventure. THE INCREDIBLE BRAZILIAN is the first volume in a projected trilogy that, following its hero through several reincarnations, will culminate in the revolutionary politics of present-day Brazil. In volume one, the exploration of this raw new land is a counterpoint to the extravagances of its hero, Here, Gregório and Brazil come together: young, violent, and rapacious, aping the manners of the Old World while pushing forward the frontiers of the New. As Greg6rio penetrates this vast country-from ostentatious plantations and gaudy cities to primitive Indian villages and rowdy mining camps, from slave quarter to prison to unmapped jungle - all the vitality and abrasiveness of a frontier society come fully and fully to life. Born in 1935, Zulfikar Chose left his native Pakistan in 1952. Since then, he has lived in England and Brazil and he now resides in the United States, Mr. Ghose’s award-winning poetry and fiction have appeared in many publications both here and abroad. Of an earlier novel, THE MURDER OF AZIZ KHAN, the New York times Rook Review said ‘brilliantly conceived and successfully executed. eloquent and tragic and, finally, important.’ THE INCREDIBLE BRAZILIAN is Zulfikar Ghose’s fourth novel. . Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 4122
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